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The Minor Fall; The Major Lift [PAL]

Claire Hamill Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (10 Dec 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: PAL
  • Label: Esoteric
  • ASIN: B00004CNOL
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 234,059 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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A 1989 performance in Bradford from the New FADS, whose jittery, austere funk cast them as the tetchy backseat drivers on the party seeking 'Madchester' bandwagon.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eclectic career overview of a singular talent 1 Feb 2008
Format:Audio CD
It's her singular focus on staying in the game that adds to the listening pleasure of this first-rate, musically eclectic 2CD career overview of the talented British singer-songwriter. Spanning 1971 to 2003, it journeys from the 16 year-old's big budget folk 'n strings Island debut with Terry Reid, Free and John Martyn to work of increasingly jazzy and Transatlantic leanings, surmounting the rump of punk in collaboration with progressive faves Wishbone Ash, Steve Howe and Jon & Vangelis, to relocate in the synth and tinkle of 'new age'. Whilst the contexts here for Hamill's work may not be to all tastes, there is no denying the quality of her writing, which shines throughout, aided by her revealing and rancour-free timeline notes. Ultimately, it's the Island titles 'One House Left Standing' and 'October' that you go back to. Young though she was the songs, performances and production soar with confidence and the almost anxious, dark-eyed gaze from her debut's cover has an adult's level challenge in it. There was indeed more to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Speedbreaker 8 May 2009
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Any album with the song Speedbreaker on it is worth getting. Claire Hamill was always on the verge of success, with albums such as Touchpaper and Voices always on the cusp of breaking out as hits, but worldwide acclaim was surprisingly absent.

Her albums usually had a few superb songs, a few duff ones and the rest was more than passable filler. However, it's the song Speedbreaker off her 1973 album October that reminds us of what she's capable of at her absolute best.

Vastly under-rated, have a listen - you'll be surprised.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most underated female singer / song writer ewver 27 Mar 2008
Format:Audio CD
I have loved her music since I saw her in 1980 supporting Jon Anderson

This beautiful young lady came on stage with just an acoustic guitar and
play for 30 minutes. She was awesome.

Always remember the song "First Night n New York"

Personal tracks are from touchpaper and voices records.

If you like female singers with a deep sexy voice, try this cd it is a great insight into a singer with a very varied career. Her first album was released in 1971.

One moan, it would have been nice to have a third cd featuring her collusion with
Jon and Vangelis
Steve Howe
Wishbone Ash
and her own short lived group Transporter "Kids on the run"

Also the song "24 hours from tulsa" should be included
The cd cover features the picture of her from that record.

many thanks Claire for the music
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